Transfer gossip: Szoboszlai, Sanchez, Messi, Willian, Isco, Khedira

Transfer gossip: Szoboszlai, Sanchez, Messi, Willian, Isco, Khedira

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Arsenal are exploring ways to structure a deal for Hungary midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, 20, who has a £23m release clause at RB Salzburg. (Mirror)external-link

Tottenham are likely to make further signings in January and could be in line for a new defender, with Colombia centre-back Davinson Sanchez, 24, a possible departure. (Football Insider)external-link

Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman remains convinced Lionel Messi will stay at the club and has refused to be drawn into a debate regarding the 33-year-old Argentina playmaker’s future. (Goal)external-link

Brazil midfielder Willian, 32, has been “dealt with internally” by Arsenal following his break in Dubai during the international fortnight – with Gunners boss Mikel Arteta insisting the issue is “resolved”. (Sun)external-link

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he has no idea if Premier League champions will target a new defender in the January transfer window. (Goal)external-link

Liverpool have been told they will have to pay £26.7m if they want to bring in Ajax defender Perr Schuurs, 20, with AC Milan also interested in the Dutch centre-back. (Sempre Milan via Liverpool Echo)external-link

Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti has played down rumours of moves for two of his former players – Real Madrid and Spain midfielder Isco, 28, and Juventus and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira, 33. (Liverpool Echo)external-link

West Ham have also been linked with World Cup winner Khedira. (Sport Mediaset, via Team Talk)external-link

Khedira is not expected to move to the American MLS. (Bild)external-link

Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka, 28, has no plans to leave Arsenal for Inter Milan in January. (Calciomercato via Mirror)external-link

Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez has denied reports he was involved in a changing room fracas on international duty. The Everton playmaker, 29, was reported to have been involved in a clash with international colleagues Jefferson Lerma, 26, of Bournemouth and Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez, 24. (Star)external-link

United States midfielder Giovanni Reyna, 18 – who has been linked with Liverpool – has signed a new long-term contract with Borussia Dortmund.(Team Talk)external-link

Erling Haaland’s father, Alf-Inge, the former Nottingham Forest, Leeds and Manchester City midfielder, admits the Norway striker, 20, is attracted to the Premier League but is focused on winning trophies with current club Borussia Dortmund. (Sport 1, via Mirror)external-link

Former Manchester City midfielder Trevor Sinclair, believes the arrival of Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi, 33, at Etihad Stadium is ‘inevitable’ following boss Pep Guardiola’s contract extension. (Talksport)external-link

Chris Smalling has criticised Manchester United for offering him little clarity on his future before his initial move to Roma last year, but the 30-year-old former England defender says he is relishing his time in Italy. (Telegraph – subscription required)external-link

Leeds United could make a £20m move for Rangers winger Ryan Kent, 24, if he is unable to negotiate a new deal at Ibrox. (Football Insider)external-link

The iconic ‘Wembley Way’ has been demolished to make way for a new approach to the national stadium. (Sun)external-link

Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock has revealed he nearly appeared in ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!’ – and has not ruled out a future stint on the ITV programme. (Mail)external-link

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